I have information on the John Meenan you refer to.
Father: Condy Meenan, b. abt 1846, townland of Beefan, Parish of Glencolumbkille, Donegal.
Mother: Mary Maloney, b. abt 1848, townland unknow at this time, Parish of Glencolumbkille, Donegal.
Grandmother: Margaret Lyons, the mother of Mary Maloney and also likely from Beefan.
Sister: Mary, b. 1 Dec 1870, married Patrick Burns 24 Nov1897 in Rock Island, IL
Bother: Michael, b. 1 Oct 1875
Sister: Maragret, b. abt 1878, imm 19 Sep 1899, married James Monahan (Monaghan), abt 1923 likely in Chicago, daughter Mary Jane, b 1914 (1920 Census)
Brother: Patrick, b. 19 Dec 1880, imm 27 Apr 1880 (in 1920 Chicago census)
Brother: William, b. abt 1899, imm 27 Jul 1908 (in 1920 Chicago census)
Brother: Fancis b. abt 1891
Sister: Anne, b. abt 1894, imm 10 Sep 1922 to sister Maggie Monaghan
John was born about 1873.All the siblings were born in the townland of Beefan, Parish of Glencolumbkille, Donegal.John appears in the 1878 Glencolumbkille Parish stipend list as 5 years old. I also believe this is the John Meenan that appears in the Ellis Island records, 20 Sept 1897, going to Ottumwa, IA with passage paid by W. Maloney. John again shows up in the Ellis Island records, 27 Jun 1908, as a US citizen traveling from Donegal to Rock Island, IL.
In the 1901 census of Ireland, County of Donegal, Poor Law Union of Glenties, District Electoral Division of Glencolumbkille, Townland of Beefan; the family of Condy Meenan and Mary Maloney is listed: Condy (55), Mary (53), Bridget (17), William (12), Fancis(10), Anne (7), Margaret (92) mother-in-law.
There were two Meenan familes in 1900 Rock Island census, the family of Condy Meenan and Kate Burns and the family of Frank Meenan and Hannah Burns.I am trying to connect these families to the Meenan/Maloney family in Beefan.If you know anything, please let me know.